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Lead Midwife - Maternity Unit

NHS AfC: Band 7

Main area
NHS AfC: Band 7
  • Part time
  • Job share
  • Flexible working
37.5 hours per week (Night, day and weekend shifts are required to be undertaken. Minimum 24 hours)
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Russells Hall Hospital
£41,659 - £47,672 Dependant on NHS experience
Salary period
29/03/2023 23:59

Job overview

We are looking for motivated passionate and experienced midwives to join our team at Dudley to take on the role of Lead midwife for maternity inpatients. The successful candidate will take responsible for the safe daily leadership of the Maternity inpatient setting, being allocated either labour ward, or the maternity ward. They will be responsible for the smooth and effective running of the shift as well as providing effective leadership to all staff. They will respond appropriately to emergencies and escalate concerns as required. They will  have excellent communication skills, and be a team player with a focus on safety and great patient experience. 

Main duties of the job

The post holder will be responsible for the daily management of the Maternity Unit, organising the service activities, resources, staff team and capacity. The post holder will be responsible for the line management of an allocated and defined caseload of staff. They  will be expected to support the Matron and deputy matron in developing and monitoring services and the quality of care experienced by women and their families as well as maintenance of a safe and secure environment.

Working for our organisation

At the Dudley Group our patients and staff are at the heart of all that we do and that is to provide a world class service that aligns with our vision of “excellent health care, improved health for all”. We are seeking to recruit staff who share our vision and values of making Dudley Group an incredible workplace.

We are committed to becoming a diverse and an inclusive employer and where people feel sense of belonging. Seeking to expand diversity within our teams, we positively encourage applications from under-represented groups such as ethnically diverse, disabled and LGBTQ+ groups. We are also under-represented in-terms of gender within nursing roles and we would welcome applications from people from male and non-binary backgrounds.

The Dudley Group NHS Foundation Trust recognises the values and transferable skills that the Armed Forces community bring and recognise their compatibility with NHS roles.

We are committed to home life balance through flexible working and making reasonable adjustments where possible.

Detailed job description and main responsibilities

Please refer to the attached job description for full details of the main duties and responsibilities that the post holder is required to undertake

Person specification

Qualifications and skills

Essential criteria
  • Substantial experience working as a midwife at band 6 level
  • Evidence of undertaking a recognised course of study in teaching and assessing (mentorship)
  • Evidence of professional development and regular study since qualification.
  • Completion of or working towards NIPE
Desirable criteria
  • Successful completion of the a leadership course or willingness to undertake
  • Experience of managing a budget.
  • Demonstration of live mentorship registration.

Personal qualities

Essential criteria
  • Ability to work within a team and develop others.
  • Demonstrates respect for women’s dignity.
  • Ability to work within a team and develop others.

Interests and motivation to the job

Essential criteria
  • Knowledge of current clinical development, evidence based practices and professional issues affecting midwifery
  • Promote and facilitate the development of Midwifery practice to ensure excellence in maternity care.
  • Keen to develop own skills and develop midwifery practice.

Employer certification / accreditation badges

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Applicant requirements

You must have appropriate UK professional registration.

This post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and it will be necessary for a submission for Disclosure to be made to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Documents to download

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Further details / informal visits contact

Katie Philpott
Job title
Matron Maternity
Email address
Telephone number
01384 456111
Additional information

Katie Philpott Matron for Maternity 

katie.philpott@nhs.net  01384 456111 ext. 1590